Accessories Council Announces Design Excellence Awards


The Accessories Council today announced a new award for design excellence, established to mark its 25th anniversary.

The Design Excellence Awards will function 15 categories which include purses, non-public add-ons, earrings, watches, eyewear, footwear, and tech and innovation. There may be a corridor of reputation award, and an NPD award given to a product primarily based on numeric income boom.

To be taken into consideration, the product ought to be to be had for buy inside the U.S. Through Dec. 31.

Entrants can document their bid for an award now thru June 21 at the Accessory Council’s internet website online. Between 4 and five finalists can be chosen as authentic nominees, primarily based on their layout, the point of view, innovation and functionality.

Winners may be provided with a certificate, a trophy, and a marquee brand to apply inside the advertising and packaging of products.

This awards ceremony does no longer update the council’s annual ACE Awards — a marquee event held to honor enterprise veterans.

“It’s a critical time to provide our enterprise a marquee to tag and identify incredible merchandise. We hope that we can help stimulate sales and consciousness on the wholesale and retail degree,” stated Karen Giberson, Accessories Council president.

“The right product at the right great, the right rate, and at the proper time can make or ruin businesses in our enterprise. The Accessory Council’s Design Excellence Awards will offer the platform to have a good time the products that got this equation proper and raised the bar for anyone else,” Thomas Burkhardt, senior VP of global brands, advertising and marketing, and design at Marchon, introduced. He is serving as chairman of the Accessories Council’s design excellence committee.